FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
In light of the deadly outbreak of COVID-19 at Green River Correctional Center, the ACLU of Kentucky is demanding state officials provide relief to all incarcerated people. The Department of Corrections must test all incarcerated people in Kentucky’s prisons for COVID-19 and release medically vulnerable people. These Kentuckians were ordered to serve time, not a death sentence.
Scroll down to view a PDF of the letter from ACLU-KY Legal Director Corey Shapiro to Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Mary C. Noble, and Commissioner of the Department of Corrections Cookie Crews.